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A view of Roseberry Topping and Newton Wood as approached from the main car park. The distinctive craggy shape of the rocky summit stands against a blue sky with large clouds.
Roseberry Topping and Newton Wood | © National Trust/Kate Horne

Roseberry Topping and Newton Wood walk

Though fairly short, this walk involves a challenging ascent of Cleveland's most famous hill, from the top of which you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding county.

Total steps: 10

Total steps: 10

Start point

Newton-under-Roseberry, grid ref: NZ570128

Step 1

Follow the tarmac path from the toilet block and turn right up Roseberry Lane.

Step 2

Climb the steps at the end of the lane and enter Newton Wood through the kissing gate. Turn immediately left to follow the bottom edge of the woods.

The black and white plumage of a great spotted woodpecker on a tree in a wood
A great spotted woodpecker | © National Trust Images/Richard Bradshaw

Step 3

Turn right to climb the stone path that follows the edge of the woodland.

Step 4

Follow the stone path as it turns left, through a gate onto Roseberry Common.

Step 5

After enjoying the view from the summit, descend on the stone path on the opposite side of the hill to where you came up. 'We may roam far and wide before we see, a finer sight than here from Rosebury' - from a sonnet by author and poet George Tweddell, 1870.

Step 6

At the fence turn right and continue through a gate to the folly.

Step 7

Continue on the grassy path between the gorse and pass through the gate back into Newton Wood.

Step 8

Turn left, then immediately right, down a steep path through the wood.

Step 9

Continue straight on at the clearing to the path that follows the bottom edge of the wood, back to the gate at the end of Roseberry Lane.

Step 10

Go through the gate and return to the car park down the lane.

End point

Newton-under-Roseberry, grid ref: NZ570128

Trail map

Map of Roseberry Topping and Newton Wood walk
Map of Roseberry Topping and Newton Wood walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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